Obituaries

Tue
06
Feb

Coy Barrett 1922-2018

 

 

Funeral services for Coy Lavughn Barrett, 95, of Edgewood, were held Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood. Burial followed at Small Cemetery.

Coy Lavughn Barrett was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Fruitvale to parents, Ed Barrett and Rettie Pickens Barrett. He was raised in Fruitvale and the Small community in Edgewood.

He married Ruby Jones on Dec. 5, 1942, in Terrell and they were married for 64 years. He was a World War II veteran, farmer and worked at Ford Motor Company for 20 years.

He then worked for Trane Manufacturing Company in Tyler before retiring in 1987. He was known in East Texas for his fiddle playing and played with many well-known bands. Later in life, he enjoyed playing for many churches.  

Tue
06
Feb

C. A. Norrell 1924-2018

 

 

Services for Cephas Adair (C.A.) Norrell were held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at Hilliard Funeral Home

with Pastor Shane Ogdie officiating and Bro. Wayne Bare assisting.

He will be laid to rest in Union Chapel Cemetery, Smith County. A memorial service will be held March 15, 2018 at Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Tyler.

He was born Sept. 6, 1924 in West Texas, where he was born and raised. He had been a resident of Ben Wheeler for 25 years, formerly living in Indiana and Illinois.

He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church for many years and has led many people to the Lord over the years.

He attended Decatur Bible College and served in the U.S. Army. Over the years, he worked as a farmer, gardener and was a huge Bible reader.

Thu
21
Dec

Billy Blanton Sr. 1950-2017

“The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals…but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is unto us that the lives of the grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.”

Billy Dean Blanton Sr., also known as Billy Whiskers but most affectionately as Poppy to his grandchildren and Pop-Pop to youngest, Claire.

He was 67 years old and made his life in Canton. He passed away in Dallas on Dec. 11, 2017 surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born on July 7, 1950 to Wiley F. Blanton and Dorothy A. Burdette. Due to his own father’s untimely death, as an infant, he was raised by his “Daddy” Lawrence A. Young with siblings Lavada, Pete, Gus and Larry and Wiley.

Thu
21
Dec

Preston Mott 1935-2017

Funeral services for Preston “Curly” Mott, 81, of Terrell, were held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Rev. Mike Thomas, Mark Anderson, and Ed Waynick officiating. Interment followed at Union Grove Cemetery north of Wills Point.
He transitioned from his life and embraced the arms of Jesus at 7:28 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1935 in Wills Point, the son of Albert Clinton Mott and Josie Teel Mott. He accepted the Lord into his life in 1951 and was a member of the Baptist Church.

He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1955, where he met his beloved, Mary. They married on Dec. 20, 1962. He retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1974. During his service, he served three tours in the Vietnam War.

He was a graduate from Henderson County Junior College where he received an Associates Degree in Accounting.

Thu
21
Dec

Jimmie Wilbourn 1930-2017

Funeral services for Jimmie Wilbourn, 87, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Rev. Andrew Cross and Mr. Russell Harris officiating. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. He passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17, 2017, in Canton.
He was born June 29, 1930, in Wills Point, the son of Quitman A. Wilbourn and Mattie Vaudie Ezell Wilbourn.

He was raised in Wills Point and graduated from Wills Point High School in 1948. He was known for always being a hard worker.

He got his Social Security card when he was nine years old to start a paper route. He also worked as a soda jerk at Bruce and Humans and various other jobs to help his family during the Great Depression.

He was a veteran of the United States Air National Guard. On June 16, 1951, he married Anna Lois Granberry in Winona.

Thu
21
Dec

Jesse Goodwin 1923-2017

Funeral services for Jesse Clerman “J.C.” Goodwin, 94, of Wills Point, were held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Turner Baptist Church south of Wills Point with Rev. Fred Cooper and Rev. Jimmy Jones officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point. He passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2017, in Wills Point.
He was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Wills Point, the son of Jesse Claudice Goodwin and Hettie Matilda Phillips Goodwin. He was a lifelong resident of Wills Point and in 1941; he graduated from Wills Point High School.

He later attended Texas A&M University in Arlington. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, having served during W.W. II. During his service, he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal.

Mon
04
Dec

Wilson LeGrand Wade

Wilson LeGrand Wade

1943-2017

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date for Wilson LeGrand Wade, 74, Canton. Mr. Wade passed away Nov. 20, 2017, in Canton.

He was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Graham. He had been a resident of Canton for 14 years, formerly living in Bowie. He graduated from Merkel High School in 1962, and attended Navarro College and Abilene Christian. He served in the Army Reserves and retired after a career in sales.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Wilson Wade and Dorothy Wade; and brother, Danny Wade.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda N. Wade of Canton; three children, Allyson Wade Rhone (Joe) of Midland, Justin Wade (Laurie) of Flower Mound, and Chance Wade (Bonnie Gardner) of Bowie; four grandchildren, Charlie Rhone and Nancy Rhone of Midland, and Emily Wade and Gracie Wade of Flower Mound.

Mon
04
Dec

Bobby Butler

Bobby Butler

1945-2017

 

Services for Bobby Leb Butler, 72, of Grand Saline, were held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Bartley Funeral Home with Todd Turner officiating. Interment followed in Creagleville Cemetery.

Mr. Butler passed away Nov. 25, 2017, in a Tyler hospice facility.  He was born Oct. 31, 1945 in Grand Saline.

 

Tue
21
Nov

Wanda Lee Gallagher

Wanda Lee Gallagher

1947-2017

Funeral services for Wanda Lee Gallagher, 70, of Crystal Beach, formerly of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.  She passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at her residence in Crystal Beach. 

 

Tue
21
Nov

Roberta Ruby Gosnell

Roberta Ruby Gosnell

1946-2017

Funeral services for Roberta Ruby Gosnell, 71, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Stanford officiating. Burial followed at Elmo City Cemetery.

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